Church of England Diocese of Exeter Bideford

SAFEGUARDING

The 5 parishes of the Bideford and 4 parishes Mission Community (Bideford, Landcross, Littleham, Monkleigh and Weare Giffard) have adopted the House of Bishop's 'Promoting a Safer Church; Safeguarding Policy Statement'. Signed copies may be found on display at each of our churches.

If you are concerned about a child or vulnerable adult, please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team:

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser Charles Pitman 01392 345909 [email protected]

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser Phillip Parker 01392 294969 [email protected]

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser James May 01392 345910 [email protected]

You may also report concerns to:

Concerns About Children

Devon Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH): 0345 155 1071

Plymouth Children’s Services: 01752 308600 (Out of hours: 01752 346784)

Torbay Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH): 01803 208100

NSPCC confidential helpline: 0800 389 5344

Childline: 0800 11 11

Concerns About Adults

Devon – Care Direct: 0345 155 1007

Plymouth Adult Services: 01752 668000 (Out of hours: 01752 346984)

Torbay Safeguarding Adults Team: 01803 219700

Domestic Abuse

Devon Domestic Abuse Service: 0345 155 1074

Plymouth Domestic Abuse Service: 01752 252033

Torbay Domestic Abuse Service: 01803 698869

Rape Crisis

Devon & Torbay: 01392 204174

National: 0808 802 9999

Devon & Torbay: 01392 204174

Modern Slavery

Immediate danger: 999

Suspicious activity: 101

For advice call The Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700 or The Salvation Army on 0800 303 8151

St. Mary's Bideford Safeguarding Officer: [email protected]